‘RHOSLC’: Has Jennie Nguyen Been Fired Over Racist Posts? Report
The future of Jennie Nguyen on The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City has been questioned by fans. Nguyen is involved in a social media scandal after fans uncovered a variety of Facebook posts that were anti-BLM. Some fans have called for Nguyen to be axed from the third season of the Bravo reality series. However, a new report suggests that Nguyen’s time holding a snowflake is not over just yet.
Will Jennie Nguyen be returning to ‘RHOSLC’ Season 3?
Production for RHOSLC Season 3 had reportedly just commenced as the posts shared by Nguyen leaked on social media. Bravo has not officially released a statement regarding the cast for the new season. Furthermore, Entertainment Tonight has reported that Nguyen has not been fired from the show and will continue to film.
The source also said that Nguyen’s co-stars are “outraged” over the posts she shared during the height of the BLM movement in 2020. With filming moving forward for the show, the source said that some of the housewives were planning to “hit [Nguyen] hard” over the posts.
Since the posts went viral on social media, Nguyen has released a statement where she apologizes for what she did claiming her account had been deactivated a while back.
“I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced today,” she said on Instagram. “At the time, I thought I was speaking out against violence, but I have since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were. It’s why I deactivated that account more than a year ago and why I continue to try to learn about perspectives different from my own. I regret those posts and am sincerely sorry for the pain they caused.”
Heather Gay slams Jennie Nguyen
In the aftermath of the backlash over Nguyen’s horrible social media posts, her RHOSLC co-stars have released statements condemning her views. Some of the posts that Nguyen shared included conspiracy theories around George Floyd’s deadly encounter with police. Nguyen was also seemingly anti-BLM, which is something Heather Gay called out in her Instagram post.
“I want to say that I am deeply shocked, saddened, and disappointed by the blatantly racist and derogatory statements reshared and liked by one of my fellow castmates,” Gay’s statement read. “There can be no haven in this world for hateful anti-Black and violent rhetoric. It is up to all of us to do the work of anti-racism and educate ourselves on the experiences of others.”
Gay ended her statement by saying, “BLACK LIVES MATTER and I will never stand beside or support anyone who says otherwise.”
Jennie Nguyen apologizes
Nguyen issued a statement on social media apologizing for the resurfaced Facebook posts. The Bravo star claimed the posts were from an account she had deactivated a year ago.
“I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced today,” she said. “At the time, I thought I was speaking out against violence, but I have since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were.”
She ended her apology by saying, “I regret those posts and am sincerely sorry for the pain they caused.”